Chicago: Regent House, 1957. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #010255
Orig. tan cloth. xx, 189 pp. White scuff to fore edge of front board. Bookplate of C.B. Farrar. Damp stain to upper fore edge of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, lightly rubbed to extremities, small chip to spine head. This posthumous work by an ex-psychoanalyst is a unique contribution to psychiatry in which the psychiatrist himself participated on the same level as the patient. His eventual diagnosis of psychoanalysis as a form of psychopathy, a system of delusion induced by hypnotic influences, is based on authentic psychiatric principles. Every phase of the Freudian technique is illuminated, as well as the method of dream interpretation, the origins of the psychoanalytic movement Freud's bizarre personality, the secret conclaves from which the non-analyzed are barred, and many other facts about psychoanalysis.